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Charles Dickens

Jenny Hartley · Oxford University Press
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Charles Dickens is credited with creating some of the world's best-known fictional characters, and is widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age. Even before reading the works of Dickens many people have met him already in some form or another. His characters have...
The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

Daniel Beer · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony. It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains...
Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

John Nixon · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Set for release on the 10th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's execution, a riveting, revealing and newsmaking account of the CIA's interrogation of Saddam, written by the CIA agent who conducted the questioning. In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history,...
The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Randall Fuller · Viking
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race"A lively and informative history." - The New York Times Book ReviewThroughout its history America has been torn in two by debates...
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

Tracy Borman · Grove
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

England's Tudor monarchs - Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VII, Mary I, and Elizabeth I - are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history. Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless...
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York's City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation

Brad Ricca · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the incredible true life story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the New York lawyer and detective who solved the famous cold case of Ruth Cruger, an 18-year-old girl who disappeared in 1917. Grace was an amazing lawyer and traveling detective during a time when no women...
Rise: How a House Built a Family

Cara Brookins · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide...
A Time of Scandal: Charles R. Forbes, Warren G. Harding, and the Making of the Veterans Bureau

Rosemary Stevens · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

In the early 1920s, with the nation still recovering from World War I, President Warren G. Harding founded a huge new organization to treat disabled veterans: the US Veterans Bureau, now known as the Department of Veterans Affairs. He appointed his friend, decorated veteran Colonel Charles...
The Secret State: A History of Intelligence and Espionage

John Hughes-Wilson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

A ground-breaking history of intelligence -- from its classical origins to the onset of the surveillance state in the digital age -- that lifts the veil of secrecy from this clandestine world. Comprehensive and authoritative, The Secret State skillfully examines the potential pitfalls of the traditional...